TN Craft Brewers Guild Requests Assistance From Governor Lee. Metropolitan Nashville Beer Permit Board Adopts Emergency Regulations for Delivery and Curbside Service of Beer.
NASHVILLE, TN (March 20, 2020) – The Nashville area has been hard hit with back-to-back natural disasters. Immediately following a devastating tornado on March 2, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic was recognized in the country.
In an effort to bring some relief to the food, beverage and hospitality industries the Tennessee Craft Brewers Guild submitted a request to the Governor that resulted in the Metropolitan Beer Permit Board adopting temporary emergency regulations in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Permit holders with an “on-sale” or “on/off sale” permit to deliver their product to customers in commercially sealed containers.
Benton McDonough, Executive Director of the Beer Board, is thrilled about what this means for Nashville, “Not only does this provide for a new stream of revenue in difficult times, but it enables employers in the food, beverage and hospitality industries to keep their staff employed and remain in business.”
These emergency regulations allow any permit holder with an “on-sale” or “on/off-sale” permit to apply with the Metro Beer Board for a temporary permit to provide delivery and curbside services.
Additionally, the usual $250 application fee has been waived in this instance. Employees of the permit holder are required to make the delivery and must be at least twenty-one years old. If interested, a permit holder should email the following information to email@example.com:
- Name of the Permittee
- Physical Address of the Permittee
- E-mail Address
- Phone Number
- Current Permit Number and Whether it is On-Sale or On/Off-Sale
Mr. McDonough ends with, “Thanks to Mayor Cooper and Board Chair Brian Taylor for leadership that Nashville needs in these rapidly changing times. Nashville is the only city allowing delivery of beer, we feel like this at least gives these industries a fighting chance to survive here in our community.”